Florida governor 'closely tracking' Tropical Storm Isaac
August 22nd, 2012
01:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida governor 'closely tracking' Tropical Storm Isaac

(CNN) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a statement Wednesday he was closely tracking Tropical Storm Isaac, currently rotating its way toward the Southeast coast of the United States – and possibly Tampa, where the Republican National Convention is being held next week.
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With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow
August 6th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
2 years ago

With convention speakers named, Romney's VP list appears to narrow

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley - three women rumored to be under consideration as Mitt Romney's running mate - will have high profile speaking roles at the Republican National Convention, organizers will announce Monday.

The naming of the three women most likely means that Romney's campaign is no longer vetting their backgrounds, if they ever did.
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June 22nd, 2012
02:00 PM ET
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Florida guv: We need a 'whole' immigration policy

Lake Buena Vista, Florida (CNN) – Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Friday distanced himself from Mitt Romney's proposed immigration policies.

"We've got to have a whole policy. We can't pick and choose," the Florida governor said when asked about Romney's proposals that would allow illegal immigrants with higher education degrees or those who have served in the military to remain in the United States.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney • Rick Scott
Poll: Florida voters support purge of non-citizens
June 20th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Florida voters support purge of non-citizens

(CNN) - Do Floridians like their state's push to purge non-citizens from the voter rolls?

According to a new survey, the answer is yes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Justice Department • Polls • Rick Scott
Florida gov flirts with death
June 15th, 2012
08:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Florida gov flirts with death

(CNN) – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is not dead. But according to one elections official in Naples he died in 2006.

That’s the story the Republican governor told the Miami Herald Thursday, explaining how he attempted to cast an early ballot and was told the unsettling news.
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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
June 13th, 2012
02:31 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida's voting standoff deja vu?

Washington (CNN) - Government and politics teacher Dawn Quarles' voice goes tight with frustration when she thinks back to how trying to register her students to vote thrust her into the center of Florida's high profile and deeply partisan voting rights controversy.

"I never felt like the voting process was on my side... That's not the way it's supposed to be," said Quarles, a registered Republican who was slapped with a $1,000 fine when she ran afoul of a state law requiring a 48-hour deadline for third parties to turn in voter registration forms.

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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
Justice Department lawsuit challenges Florida voter purge
Attorney General Eric Holder and Florida Gov. Rick Scott
June 12th, 2012
06:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Justice Department lawsuit challenges Florida voter purge

(CNN) - The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to stop the state of Florida from purging voters from registration rolls.

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Florida program clearly violated voter registration laws.

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Filed under: Eric Holder • Florida • Rick Scott
June 12th, 2012
09:12 AM ET
2 years ago

After DOJ sues, Florida governor says 100 illegal voters justifies 'purge'

(CNN) – Removing non-U.S. citizens from lists of registered voters is a legal necessity, the Republican governor of Florida asserted Tuesday after his state was threatened with legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice over the so-called voter "purge."

Gov. Rick Scott said on CNN's "Starting Point" the state had identified "almost 100 individuals" who had registered to vote but weren't U.S. citizens.
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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
Florida bucks feds; defends voter roll 'purge'
June 7th, 2012
11:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Florida bucks feds; defends voter roll 'purge'

(CNN) – Florida's Republican-appointed secretary of state issued a tough rebuke to the United States Justice Department late Wednesday, writing his state's effort to remove non-U.S. citizens from voter rolls was both consistent with federal law and necessary to protect against fraud.

Ken Detzner, appointed to his post by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, was responding to Justice Department questions about the legality of the voter roll "purge," which comes five months ahead of a presidential election in which swing state Florida, with its 29 electoral votes, will play an influential role. In defending his state's decision, Detzner slammed the federal government for restricting access to federal citizenship databases, saying such a constraint was illegal.
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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
Florida governor rejects Tampa handgun ban during Republican convention
May 2nd, 2012
02:44 PM ET
2 years ago

Florida governor rejects Tampa handgun ban during Republican convention

(CNN) – The Republican governor of Florida rejected Tuesday a request from Tampa's mayor to issue a temporary ban on firearms during the Republican National Convention, slated to take place at the Tampa Bay Times Forum at the end of August.

In a letter addressed to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Gov. Rick Scott wrote such a ban would infringe on Floridians' constitutional right to bear arms.
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Filed under: Florida • Rick Scott
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